#Writing: Ten Vendors I Used in 2014

It’s tax season again – and that means time spent gathering up old receipts and reviewing them. In years past I’ve done detailed posts about various things writers might want to talk to their accountants about so this year I thought I’d just do a quick post with the links to various vendors I used in 2014.

1. Etsy: I am a sucker for fun blog tour prizes and there were so many beautiful, unique items to choose from on Etsy.

2. iStock: there are other stock photo websites, but iStock’s my current favorite.

3. Campaign Cartographer: bought this to try to make maps for the Noon Onyx series, but haven’t been disciplined enough to spend the time it takes to master it. Also figure Noon fans would prefer I spend my time writing rather than making maps. 🙂

4. Zazzle: business cards

5. Uprinting: bookmarks

6. Bitten by Books: release day party

7. Bewitching Book Tours: blog tour

8. Night Owl Reviews: multi-title box ad

9. Goodreads Ads: writers can determine how much and how long + you can link to an excerpt or giveaway

10. Publishers Marketplace: good resource for anyone who’s looking for an agent or editor. Obviously, it shouldn’t be your sole source of info.

Bonus: Not a vendor, but one of my favorite 2014 Indiegogo/Kickstarter campaigns was the Museum of Science Fiction in DC.

How about you? Have you filed your tax returns yet? Do you have a vendor recommendation for writers? What was your favorite crowdfunding campaign from 2014?

Hope everyone’s week is going well! (We are looking at another potential snow day tomorrow. Sound ridiculous? I’m not joking. In other news: I finally saw INTERSTELLAR. Christopher Nolan loves worlds that fold up on themselves, huh? In any case, it was terrific.)

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Jill Archer

Jill Archer is the author of the Noon Onyx series, genre-bending fantasy novels including DARK LIGHT OF DAY, FIERY EDGE OF STEEL, WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE, and POCKET FULL OF TINDER.

4 thoughts on “#Writing: Ten Vendors I Used in 2014

  1. I used the profantasy software to make my map of Ellemarlene. I did a basic features map but nothing fancy due to time. Zazzle is also good for making a cell phone case with your book cover on it. (or book covers if you create a design with a series look.)

    I use Curio by Zengobi for building my story bibles – http://www.zengobi.com/products/curio/ which is a Mac only project management system. I couldn’t get comfortable using Scrivener, never meshed with my system for stories.

    No, I haven’t completed my taxes yet. It’s getting up there on my to do list though as time counts down.

    1. Hi Beth– I’d never heard of Curio and just checked it out. Interesting. I’m still just dumping pre-writing crap (ideas, notes, links, pictures) into a Word file. But thanks for sharing the Curio link. Sounds like it might be a great option for anyone who can’t get into Scrivener but still wants to use a project management program.

      Good luck with your taxes!

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